This course provides an understanding of what rail infrastructure is and how the constituent parts fit together in relation to power supplies, signalling, permanent way and civil engineering.
The UK rail industry is currently undertaking, or planning to commence, a number of major infrastructure projects that will improve the rail network significantly, making it safer and more reliable.
This course is a complete overview of the physical elements of the UK rail infrastructure, such as track design and construction, train safety systems, methods of signalling control, distribution of power supplies and emergency situation procedures.
Who should attend?
This course is aimed at individuals who are either new to the industry or whose role requires a wider knowledge of the infrastructure network, such as graduates, engineers, operators and managers.
How will I benefit?
After the course you will be able to:
- Understand the main sources and types of power supply
- Appreciate the infrastructure required to support and distribute power supplies
- Have an historical appreciation of the development of signalling and safety systems
- Understand the main types and functions of current signalling systems
- Appreciate design requirements and considerations
- Understand the requirement for and function of associated fixed equipment
- Understand the methods of signalling control
- Have an appreciation of the roles of both signaller and train driver
- Appreciate the procedures required in degraded or emergency situations
- Have an historical appreciation of the Permanent Way in terms of location, layout and formation
- Understand the disciplines of track geometry and profile
- Understand the Civil Engineering aspects of the rail network